OPEN: STATE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR FREIGHT RAIL CAPITAL PROJECTS

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has issued a call for proposals to fund freight rail capital projects through its Freight Rail Assistance Program. Applications must be submitted by October 18, 2019. If your project is selected, funds will be available in 2020, subject to legislative approval.

Image courtesy of WSDOT

Image courtesy of WSDOT

Eligible entities include cities, county rail districts, counties, economic development councils, port districts, and privately or publicly owned railroads. These grants are directed toward larger projects, where it is difficult to gain a contribution and where the rail location of the project is of strategic importance to the state, as well as the local community. An informational packet that includes background information and instructions on submitting applications is available on the WSDOT website:

www.wsdot.wa.gov/Freight/Rail/GrantandLoanPrograms.htm

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